Presentation Title

Mindfulness Meditation and the Reduction of Stress in Nursing Students

Location

Guzman 201

Start Date

4-19-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 4:30 PM

Department

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor

Luanne Linnard-Palmer, Ed.D., RN

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Most college students feel overwhelmed trying to manage numerous obligations. They often prioritize academics at the expense of their physical and emotional well-being, resulting in consequences such as negative health outcomes (Ratanasiripong, Park, Ratanasiripong, & Kathalae, 2015). For nursing students, however, excessive stress may also affect their clinical performance, which negatively impacts their ability to deliver quality patient care (Song & Lindquist, 2015). Yet, previous research showed that mindfulness meditation resulted in lower stress, improved quality of life, and decreased physiological arousal (Chen et al., 2013; Song & Lindquist, 2015; Spadaro & Hunker, 2016; Burger & Lockhart, 2017; Guillaumie et al., 2017; McConville et al., 2017; Ratanasiripong et al., 2015; Shearer et al., 2016). These findings illustrate the use of mindfulness meditation as a potential intervention to effectively manage stress experienced by nursing students. Therefore, the purpose of this study is conduct a research project that evaluates the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation on reports of stress in clinical baccalaureate nursing students. The student researcher will share the results of this pilot study.

Keywords: mindfulness meditation, stress, nursing students

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Mindfulness Meditation and the Reduction of Stress in Nursing Students

Guzman 201

Most college students feel overwhelmed trying to manage numerous obligations. They often prioritize academics at the expense of their physical and emotional well-being, resulting in consequences such as negative health outcomes (Ratanasiripong, Park, Ratanasiripong, & Kathalae, 2015). For nursing students, however, excessive stress may also affect their clinical performance, which negatively impacts their ability to deliver quality patient care (Song & Lindquist, 2015). Yet, previous research showed that mindfulness meditation resulted in lower stress, improved quality of life, and decreased physiological arousal (Chen et al., 2013; Song & Lindquist, 2015; Spadaro & Hunker, 2016; Burger & Lockhart, 2017; Guillaumie et al., 2017; McConville et al., 2017; Ratanasiripong et al., 2015; Shearer et al., 2016). These findings illustrate the use of mindfulness meditation as a potential intervention to effectively manage stress experienced by nursing students. Therefore, the purpose of this study is conduct a research project that evaluates the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation on reports of stress in clinical baccalaureate nursing students. The student researcher will share the results of this pilot study.

Keywords: mindfulness meditation, stress, nursing students